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Avery Deboer-Smith

Based in the traditional and unceded territories of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, and Syilx peoples, Avery (she/her) is on the Board of Directors and has been involved in Youth Climate Corps since the beginning.

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Avery has an extensive background in environmental management. Her master’s research focuses on our connections to the environment, and her professional work emphasizes collaboration around difficult climate change problems. 

 

“Being a part of the Youth Climate Corps is an opportunity for me to support the creation of a better future for the leaders of tomorrow. Working collaboratively with a youth-led vision is a dream come true and is the paradigm shift we need to shape a more climate resilient future.”

 

Avery has worked extensively with non-profits in a variety of capacities and has always had a focus on youth engagement and action. She is excited to bring her passion and knowledge to the ensure the success and growth of Youth Climate Corps.